Airport rail moves fewer people

 

News article: Airport rail moves fewer people

The Perth-Forrestfield airport rail link is the most expensive public transport project that will carry the fewest number of passengers per taxpayer dollar expended on infrastructure, an analysis by The Weekend Westreveals.

  F4PhantomRAAF Locomotive Driver

The Perth-Forrestfield airport rail link is the most expensive public transport project that will carry the fewest number of passengers per taxpayer dollar expended on infrastructure, an analysis by The Weekend Westreveals.

The Barnett Government's centrepiece public transport project, an 8.5km twin-tunnelled rail line from Bayswater to High Wycombe, featuring three stations, will cost $2.2 billion and generate 14,500 passenger boardings per day by 2031.
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I remember the Joondalup Railway line far exceeded passenger growth immediately it was opened.

Hong Kong had a lot of money spent on it before the handover now the Airport Train there is amazing.

I think this is a visionary project and because the wrong party are at the helm they are being criticized for it.

If it was Labor the media would whitewash everything and make it look that the Perth Airport Rail Line was the next best thing even in light of number crunchers not seeing the project give a good CBR.

I don't know that they have weighed the numbers in the light of people preferring to leave their vehicle at home rather than pay $30 a day to keep it at the airport. Save yourself over $400 and catch the train!!!!


Daniel

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  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
To save $400 you would need to park your car for about 40 days.

To be honest, this line seems like a piece of land spruiking rubbish.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
The $30 must surely e long term parking. Casual or overnight parking would be far more expensive.
  Mouse Chief Train Controller

Location:
At Perth airport, $30 a day is short term. Long term is $20 a day for three days then $11 a day after that.

http://www.perthairport.com.au/ToTheAirport/Parking/LongTermParking.aspx
http://www.perthairport.com.au/ToTheAirport/Parking/ShortTermParking.aspx
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
The $30 must surely e long term parking. Casual or overnight parking would be far more expensive.
freightgate

Melbourne Airport is $10 per day long term and you didn't think this was BS?

You could have done what I did and simply googled it, the rates are not secret.
  X Class Locomotive Driver

I don't quite know what to make of it.  This was an election promise, then soon after the election, our state government then said it would be shelved due to changed economic circumstances in spite of holding the opposition accountable to how Labor would have funded its plans for rail expansion when making announcements during the same election campaign.   Now the Libs are saying they will now go ahead with the project, even though they can't come up with their funding sources.  So will it be going ahead or not?  I'm sure the people in Forrestfield will love being able to reach Perth in about 20 minutes, as opposed to the hour or more it currently takes on the bus. (I sometimes drive these services.)  The Forrestfield terminus I'm sure would also serve the  hills area with feeder buses coming down the hill from Kalamunda.  Many people would also drive from there, so I would hope that sufficient parking would be provided.  Whilst I'm fully supportive of the project,  I wonder whether there are other urban rail projects and extensions that may need higher priority.  But this line will branch off the Midland line, which will increase capacity as far as Bayswater, which should also ease some peak hour crowding currently being experienced.
  ZH836301 Chief Commissioner

Location: BleakCity
That's pretty much it

a/ Is the money better spent?
b/ Is the proposal the best means of accessing the airport

Yes and no.

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